Microscopy Specialist, CRG Barcelona, Spain
Microscopy Specialist in the Intracellular Self-Organization Group
Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
is an international biomedical research institute of excellence, based in
Barcelona, Spain, with more than 400 scientists from 44 countries. The CRG
shares principles of an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific
team that is supported by high-end and innovative technologies and a flexible
and efficient administration.
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progress in implementing the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of
Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers, that among others consists of
transparent, merit-based recruitment procedures and attractive work-life balance
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The Surrey lab studies the molecules of
the cytoskeleton using fluorescence microscopy, both in in vitro reconstituted
systems with purified proteins and in cultured living cells. The successful
candidate will join an established group that will relocate to the CRG in
Advanced microscopy imaging plays a
central role in our research and the successful candidate will be a key lab
member being involved in several projects. He or she will be responsible for
developing light microscopy methods (e.g. STORM, iSCAT), for maintaining the
lab’s microscopy infrastructure, and for developing image and data analysis
tools. The selected candidate will perform own experiments and contribute to
projects of other lab members by providing expertise and training.
About the team/ lab/ department
The Intracellular Self-Organization
Group is interested in elucidating the design principles of self-organizing
intracellular structures. The focus is on understanding the function of the
cytoskeleton. The group is led by Thomas Surrey who has made major
contributions to microtubule cytoskeleton biochemistry and biophysics (e.g.
Roostalu et al., Cell, 2018; Maurer et al., Cell 2012; Roostalu et al.,
Science, 2011; Bieling et al., Nature, 2007). Quantitative microscopy imaging
combined with quantitative image and data analysis are important methods in the
lab (Rickman et al., PNAS, 2017; Bohner et al., J. Microscopy, 2016; Maurer et
al., Curr Biol, 2014). The overall goal of our research is to understand the
molecular mechanisms driving the reliable generation of distinct dynamic
architectures of the cytoskeleton.
Whom would we like to hire?
- You hold a PhD degree in Physics
- You have several years experience in light microscopy-based experimentation
- You have an excellent understanding of optics, microscopy, image analysis, and statistics
- You are able to work independently and also enjoy working in a team
- You have excellent organisational skills
- You are fluent in English
Desirable but not required
- You have experience in microscopy development
- You have experience with studying biochemical systems
- You have a good understanding of biophysics
- Contract duration: 1 year with possibility to extend
- Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
- Target start date: October, 2019
We provide a highly stimulating
environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional
career development opportunities.
We offer and promote a diverse and
inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability,
gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.
The CRG is committed to reconcile a work
and family life of its employees and are offering extended vacation period and
the possibility to benefit from flexible working hours.
All applications must include:
1. A motivation letter addressed to Dr.
2. A complete CV including contact
3. Contact details of two referees.
All applications must be addressed to
Dr. Thomas Surrey and be submitted online on the CRG Career site – http://www.crg.eu/en/content/careers/job-opportunities
Deadline: Please submit your application
by 30th of April, 2019